Supreme Court Upholds Qualified Immunity for Police Officers

One of the major sticking points for Democrat police reform is the removal of qualified immunity for police officers.

This immunity prevents officers from being sued personally for any alleged wrongdoing while performing their duties.

Squad members such as AOC have put this front and center, but their movement just took a significant blow courtesy of the Supreme Court.

Qualified Immunity

Democrats want this gone because they use it as an anchor in their racist attacks against police officers.

People like AOC believe that since officers cannot be held personally liable, they are often overly aggressive, especially when it comes to minorities.

I can say without hesitation if qualified immunity protections are removed, we would see mass resignations on police forces around the country.

Dozens of police officers that I know have discussed this with me in detail, and not a single one of them would remain on the force.

The majority of them have also told me that is the feeling among their fellow officers.

This would also create a significant recruitment problem as well as mass hesitation on the part of officers answering calls for fear of being sued.

It would, in essence, serve the Democrat purpose of ending policing as we know it today.

Supreme Court Ruling

The two cases before the court both offered similar opinions.

There were no dissenting opinions recorded in either case, but the justices also did not sign either opinion.

In one opinion, the justices stated that “the officers plainly did not violate any clearly established law.”

It continued, “As we have explained, qualified immunity protects ‘all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate the law.'”

The justices maintained that was not the case in either incident, so the officers will remain protected by qualified immunity.

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was leading the effort on the Republican side of the aisle regarding police reform legislation, but after he refused even to consider removing qualified immunity, Democrats walked out of the room and broke off negotiations.

Source: Fox News

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